The National Centre for Writing celebrates and explores the artistic and social power of creative writing and literary translation.
Based at the historic Dragon Hall in the heart of Norwich, England’s first UNESCO City of Literature, the National Centre for Writing's ongoing programme of events engages writers, literary translators, readers and communities in projects that support new voices and new stories, all in response to the rapidly changing world of writing.
The National Centre for Writing’s innovative projects include 'Future and Form', an Arts Council England programme in collaboration with UEA, exploring the interface between contemporary literature and creative technology. Other work ranges from major international partnerships to vibrant festivals including the ‘City of Literature’ strand at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival, the East of England’s flagship arts festival.
The partnership between UEA and the National Centre for Writing is longstanding and wide ranging. It includes student placements, literary events, festivals (such as Noirwich Crime Writing Festival), tutored courses, training, publishing (via the UEA Publishing Project), literary translation and a host of collaborative research, education and engagement projects.
We have a representative on the National Centre for Writing's Board of Trustees and are a key sponsor of the East Anglia Book Awards.